Developed World

Developing world has economic lessons for the developed world

by Stephen Roach<p>Slowly but surely, a bruised and battered global economy now appears to be shaking off its deep post-crisis malaise. If the …

Economics

Solar-powered Trashpresso converts plastic and fabric waste into floor tiles

<b>A 40-foot shipping container platform holds a complete mobile waste recycling plant capable of upcycling plastic and fabric waste into architectural</b> …

Recycling

Under Trump's plan, business taxes in the US would be among the lowest in the developed world

President Donald Trump is set to release his massive tax plan on Wednesday that includes slashing the corporate tax rate.<p>One of the biggest refrains from Trump and Republicans is the desire to make the US "competitive" globally when it comes to corporate tax rates.<p>The current 35% corporate rate is …

Business

The People Have Spoken: They Want More Government

The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll has found that President Trump’s approval ratings are lower than those for any of the past eleven …

Social Justice

10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Best to just take the Pope’s position on everything. Picture: Getty Images<p>Good morning.<p>1. <b>US president Donald Trump</b> unveiled his tax plan. It includes …

Investing

Adidas says large-scale reshoring is ‘an illusion’

Sports shoe maker says vast majority of its manufacturing will remain in Asia

Manufacturing

Raising teenagers: The top psychologist’s guide for parents

Parenting

Italy's long-term debt status hovers above junk rating after Fitch downgrade

Rating agency cuts grading to BBB citing one of highest debt ratios in developed world.<p>Italy's long-term debt rating is hovering above junk status …

Business (UK)

Personal Investor: Government throws vulnerable investors to industry wolves - Article

Dale Jackson<p>Your Personal Investor<p>Follow|Archive<p>A new survey conducted by CARP exposes how Canada’s provincial investment regulators do little to …

Business (Canada)

NZ tightens visas in 'Kiwi-first' move

New Zealand says it will tighten access to its skilled work visas, just a day after Australia and the US announced similar restrictions on …

Guaranteed Minimum Income

New Smart Phone App Helps Patients Track IVF Embryo Growth

GROW is a new smartphone application that allows In Vitro Fertilisation patients to track the growth of their embryo around the clock. The app takes …

IVF

It's time to admit the NHS is the most overrated system in the world

Last autumn, a survey tried to identify the 50 things that make Brits feel most proud to be British. The list contains a lot of entries that fully …

NHS

What Time Is It On The Investment Clock?

From its birth in 1937, the investment clock has been one of the better known indicators of the state and likely direction of finance, property and …

Stocks

This Hilarious Two Minute Viral Video Will Make You Gave a F--k About Our Dying Koalas

This video is clever. Very clever. Using a John Oliver-style snappy narrative and pic montage, it puts the plight of koalas in the spotlight. Watch. …

Australia

Goldman Points to Developed Markets as Highest Geopolitical Risk - Bloomberg

Geopolitical risks may be on the rise in emerging markets, but investors from Goldman Sachs to BlackRock aren’t much bothered by them. Developed …

Wall Street

No, you can't electrocute your belly fat away

Indiegogo has a long and unhappy history of being the internet's home for misbegotten and specious health gadgets, and its latest addition is no exception. The TrimX electrical fat stimulator promises to target the most stubborn fat deposits on your body and essentially blast them away with gentle …

Weight Loss

Tax on some Australian families second highest in developed world

The tax on an Australian family earning $82,000 a year has risen to the second highest rate in the developed world, figures from the OECD …

Australian News

Global PMI Data For March Rounds Off Best Quarter In 2 Years

Global economic growth regained some momentum in March, according to PMI survey data, rounding off the best quarter for two years.<p>The JPMorgan Global …

Developed Countries

Call to fine parents who idle car engines near school and childcare zones

Parents who park the car but leave the engine running while picking up and dropping off their children would be penalised under anti-idling laws …

Environment

Nuclear turn-off tumbles giants

Once a pioneering nuclear energy giant, the Westinghouse Electric Company now finds itself filing for bankruptcy. This follows uncomfortably close on …

Nuclear Energy

A Return to Political Economy

rior to the 2008 financial crisis, it was widely taken for granted that the U.S. economy was exceptional, at least in the developed world: it was the …

Economics

Australia's rate of Indigenous child removal 'unique', UN investigator says

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz says child protection policies are contributing to Indigenous incarceration rates, which are among worst in the developed world<p>Australia’s Indigenous incarceration rates are among the worst in the developed world but it is in the increasing rates of child removal that …

Australia

Why Eating Meat is Making the Rich Sick & Keeping the Poor Hungry.

<i>“Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence</i> …

Agriculture

Prices, prices, everywhere

One of the great tragedies of modern human civilization is that there are not enough economists in the world. We have plenty of irrational consumers, …

Inflation

Is it better to be a young mom or an older mom?

A new study says one is better than the other, but both have benefits.<p>It's a debate as age-old as parenting itself. Is it better to have your …

Parenting

An Emerging Divergence In Central Bank Policy

We're closing out the first quarter, and emerging markets are leading equities higher, with the MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:EEM) up 13.40%, …

Business

International inflation gap hits decades-long low

Convergence with richer countries may give emerging markets room to manoeuvre<p>The gap between inflation rates in developed and emerging markets has …

Economics

Raw Data from the Meat Atlas

Most people eat meat, but few meat-eaters have a clear understanding of the industry that provides their food. If they did, they would eat …

Agriculture

The Benefits Of Being An Older Mother

One of the pros is that research shows older mothers live longer.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Time.</i><p>The baby-making dictum is about as old as …

Parenting

The Number 1 Secret to Productivity!

What is the key to productivity? How do some people consistently produce large quantities of groundbreaking work? It's not magic. They all utilize this one simple secret.<p>In business, everyone is looking for productivity hacks. You want to work less and do more. Even if you love your job, it's only …

Time Management